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(AZ Family)   Phoenix's Wall of Dust season has officially begun. Bring on the haboobs   (azfamily.com ) divider line
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2014-07-04 01:11:38 AM  
About time, June was a cruel b*tch and I'm ready for this state to green up a bit.
 
2014-07-04 03:03:17 AM  
i1.ytimg.com
Is this some kind of bust?
 
2014-07-04 03:06:38 AM  
Is a woman who had one breast removed a haboob?
 
2014-07-04 04:04:29 AM  

Prey4reign: Is a woman who had one breast removed a haboob?


No, haboobs is what Muslim women have underneath all that blue tent stuff.
 
Skr
2014-07-04 04:08:41 AM  
I remember seeing a video of a tumble weed storm overtaking some houses. Was pretty cool to watch, though shoveling out tumble weeds seems tedious at best. They sell online for a pretty penny though. Can't imagine what the AC filters look like after a dust storm for the houses.
 
2014-07-04 04:09:39 AM  
Ha! Boobs.
 
2014-07-04 04:14:56 AM  
haBoobies it.
 
2014-07-04 04:16:29 AM  
img.fark.net

That's what it looked like up close and personal...
 
2014-07-04 04:36:22 AM  
You don't get to decide what gives you a boner.

This is both the magic and the curse of the penis.

RUN WITH IT

LIVE IT
 
2014-07-04 04:36:58 AM  
Dust storms. I remember sandstorms, when I was a  kid, about 74-75, they'd blow through town in Midland, Tx, when I was out riding my bike. I also remember seeing the sandstorms coming, and getting my swim goggles on, in anticipation. My sister didn't have any, and I'd revel in seeing her in the sandstorm. Good-esque times.
 
2014-07-04 04:41:27 AM  

Skr: I remember seeing a video of a tumble weed storm overtaking some houses. Was pretty cool to watch, though shoveling out tumble weeds seems tedious at best. They sell online for a pretty penny though. Can't imagine what the AC filters look like after a dust storm for the houses.


www.killsometime.com\

Yeah, I've seen that, too. It's really a trip. It's like the whole house is engulfed by giant tribbles.
 
2014-07-04 04:41:51 AM  

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2014-07-04 04:52:34 AM  
Oh!, hai boobs.
 
2014-07-04 05:04:21 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: [i1.ytimg.com image 320x180]
Is this some kind of bust?


Ye--well that's very impressive, yes, but we need to ask you a few questions.
 
2014-07-04 05:12:31 AM  

Skr: I remember seeing a video of a tumble weed storm overtaking some houses. Was pretty cool to watch, though shoveling out tumble weeds seems tedious at best. They sell online for a pretty penny though. Can't imagine what the AC filters look like after a dust storm for the houses.


Well I'd like to meet the tard who had a mind to get installed an AC unit in their house in the desert. Most homes should have swamp coolers in the desert. No filters needed.
 
2014-07-04 05:29:41 AM  
No, a ha'boob is to a regular boob like a ha'penny is to a regular penny.

Kind of disgusting, really.
 
2014-07-04 05:46:36 AM  

cheap_thoughts: Skr: I remember seeing a video of a tumble weed storm overtaking some houses. Was pretty cool to watch, though shoveling out tumble weeds seems tedious at best. They sell online for a pretty penny though. Can't imagine what the AC filters look like after a dust storm for the houses.

Well I'd like to meet the tard who had a mind to get installed an AC unit in their house in the desert. Most homes should have swamp coolers in the desert. No filters needed.


Monsoon season. It's monsoon season in Arizona, and it's more like a wall of farking water, subby.
Swamp coolers work very poorly when the temperature is 108 and the relative humidity is over 40%.
 
2014-07-04 05:47:42 AM  

cheap_thoughts: Skr: I remember seeing a video of a tumble weed storm overtaking some houses. Was pretty cool to watch, though shoveling out tumble weeds seems tedious at best. They sell online for a pretty penny though. Can't imagine what the AC filters look like after a dust storm for the houses.

Well I'd like to meet the tard who had a mind to get installed an AC unit in their house in the desert. Most homes should have swamp coolers in the desert. No filters needed.


One of these days I'm going to look up "swamp cooler" on Wikipedia because I've never hears of those except from people on Fark.

It sounds like something from Alabama or Louisiana but I think it's actually from Arizona or New Mexico.

I'm a Hoosier, so I have real air conditioners in my house and Chevy Silverado.
 
2014-07-04 06:16:36 AM  
That place looks like a hell hole.  122 days without rain? Hey everyone, let's build a city in a desert then complain there's no water.  Almost as dumb as building a city on a coast below sea level.
 
2014-07-04 06:25:33 AM  
The Spice must flow.
 
2014-07-04 06:47:59 AM  

Alphax: The Spice must flow.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-04 07:05:46 AM  
This may sound like rightwing troll whining, but when did the weather guys start calling them haboobs, like we're in Sudan or something? Seems to be recent. What was wrong with dust storm?

/My lawn, get off it.
//Anyway, about my washtub, I used it that morning to wash my turkey, which in those days was known as a walking-bird. We'd always have walking-bird on Thanksgiving, with all the trimmings: cranberries, injun eyes, yams stuffed with gunpowder. Then we'd all watch football, which in those days was called baseball.
 
2014-07-04 07:07:50 AM  

LazyMedia: This may sound like rightwing troll whining, but when did the weather guys start calling them haboobs, like we're in Sudan or something? Seems to be recent. What was wrong with dust storm?


I remember a lot of whining on that topic a year ago at this time.
 
2014-07-04 07:14:08 AM  

Alphax: LazyMedia: This may sound like rightwing troll whining, but when did the weather guys start calling them haboobs, like we're in Sudan or something? Seems to be recent. What was wrong with dust storm?

I remember a lot of whining on that topic a year ago at this time.


If we could trace back the whining far enough, would could find out when this became a thing. To the OED!

::back:: Looks like they've been calling them that for at least 40 years, but only in places that have them.

1973 Sci Amer. Jan. 46/3 The American haboobs are not so frequent as the Sudanese (two or three a year at Phoenix as compared with perhaps 24 a year at Khartoum).

CSB, I was in Kuwait in 2006 when a sandstorm started to kick up. I turned into the wind for some reason, and something PONK hit me in the safety goggles and fell to the ground. I looked down and it was a dessicated camel turd.
 
2014-07-04 07:16:52 AM  

LazyMedia: This may sound like rightwing troll whining, but when did the weather guys start calling them haboobs, like we're in Sudan or something? Seems to be recent. What was wrong with dust storm?

/My lawn, get off it.
//Anyway, about my washtub, I used it that morning to wash my turkey, which in those days was known as a walking-bird. We'd always have walking-bird on Thanksgiving, with all the trimmings: cranberries, injun eyes, yams stuffed with gunpowder. Then we'd all watch football, which in those days was called baseball.


I first heard the word haboob here on Fark a year or two ago. It seems unnecessary to me, I'd just call it a dust storm. I live in Indiana though, and we got all kinds of places except dusty.
 
2014-07-04 07:39:29 AM  

LazyMedia: This may sound like rightwing troll whining, but when did the weather guys start calling them haboobs, like we're in Sudan or something? Seems to be recent. What was wrong with dust storm?


1972:  An American Haboob, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
 
2014-07-04 07:48:24 AM  

Alphax: LazyMedia: This may sound like rightwing troll whining, but when did the weather guys start calling them haboobs, like we're in Sudan or something? Seems to be recent. What was wrong with dust storm?

I remember a lot of whining on that topic a year ago at this time.


This started because a weatherman in Phoenix found the word as one the Iraqis used to call their dust storms and explained wording. It caused a stir among the ignorant. Now it is said to poke fun at them for whining about it.
 
2014-07-04 07:49:11 AM  

wxboy: LazyMedia: This may sound like rightwing troll whining, but when did the weather guys start calling them haboobs, like we're in Sudan or something? Seems to be recent. What was wrong with dust storm?

1972:  An American Haboob, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.


Yeah, check my later post. Seems like this was a word used by meteorologists only for a long time, in their secret meteorologist conclaves deep beneath the North Pole, but they just sprung it on the rest of us in the past decade or so. Thanks, Obama!
 
2014-07-04 07:52:03 AM  

sonorangal: Alphax: LazyMedia: This may sound like rightwing troll whining, but when did the weather guys start calling them haboobs, like we're in Sudan or something? Seems to be recent. What was wrong with dust storm?

I remember a lot of whining on that topic a year ago at this time.

This started because a weatherman in Phoenix found the word as one the Iraqis used to call their dust storms and explained wording. It caused a stir among the ignorant. Now it is said to poke fun at them for whining about it.


I was in Iraq for a year, and never heard the term. And I worked around Iraqis (although I don't speak Arabic other than "good morning" and "thanks"). We called them sandstorms. I think the Iraqis called them that when they were speaking English; they probably figured we wouldn't know what a haboob was (and they'd have been right).

Apparently, it originates in the Sudan, where they have them about twice a month. Baghdad gets them about as often as Phoenix.
 
2014-07-04 08:21:55 AM  
Is it impolite to comment on haboobs during Ramadan?
 
2014-07-04 08:32:14 AM  
Here at Fark HQ, we're milking the haboobs for all they're worth.
 
2014-07-04 08:34:57 AM  

Alphax: The Spice must flow.


Long Live The Fighter.
 
2014-07-04 08:37:22 AM  

Alphax: I remember a lot of whining on that topic a year ago at this time.

Can I whine it about now too? Because I'd like to. What was wrong with sandstorm, or duststorm? We all knew what it meant. Who the fark decided that all of a sudden we just needed a new word? Is this some kind of mind control experiment?

"Look Dick, see how quickly the proles adopted the ridiculous term 'haboob.' Their stupidity and conformity is greater than we even imagined. I think we can bring in the master plan sooner than expected. We estimate that 95% of the proles will go along with it and never question a thing. The others are easily dismissed. Let's enact the first steps now. Some of them still have bank accounts left."
 
2014-07-04 08:47:16 AM  

alicechaos: Is it impolite to comment on haboobs during Ramadan?


Different time of year.
 
2014-07-04 08:51:54 AM  

Skr: I remember seeing a video of a tumble weed storm overtaking some houses. Was pretty cool to watch, though shoveling out tumble weeds seems tedious at best. They sell online for a pretty penny though. Can't imagine what the AC filters look like after a dust storm for the houses.


Wait, wtf? People BUY farking tumbleweeds? Are they functionally retarded? Who the fark buys a tumbleweed? And mores to the point, why?
 
2014-07-04 08:52:37 AM  

cryinoutloud: Alphax: I remember a lot of whining on that topic a year ago at this time.
Can I whine it about now too? Because I'd like to. What was wrong with sandstorm, or duststorm? We all knew what it meant. Who the fark decided that all of a sudden we just needed a new word? Is this some kind of mind control experiment?

"Look Dick, see how quickly the proles adopted the ridiculous term 'haboob.' Their stupidity and conformity is greater than we even imagined. I think we can bring in the master plan sooner than expected. We estimate that 95% of the proles will go along with it and never question a thing. The others are easily dismissed. Let's enact the first steps now. Some of them still have bank accounts left."


I say we call them Freedom Duststorms.
 
2014-07-04 08:55:40 AM  

ransack.: cheap_thoughts: Skr: I remember seeing a video of a tumble weed storm overtaking some houses. Was pretty cool to watch, though shoveling out tumble weeds seems tedious at best. They sell online for a pretty penny though. Can't imagine what the AC filters look like after a dust storm for the houses.

Well I'd like to meet the tard who had a mind to get installed an AC unit in their house in the desert. Most homes should have swamp coolers in the desert. No filters needed.

One of these days I'm going to look up "swamp cooler" on Wikipedia because I've never hears of those except from people on Fark.

It sounds like something from Alabama or Louisiana but I think it's actually from Arizona or New Mexico.

I'm a Hoosier, so I have real air conditioners in my house and Chevy Silverado.


My mom still has a swamp cooler in southeastern Washington state where it gets to be 110 with 40-50% humidity in summer. They're pretty common around there.
 
2014-07-04 09:09:41 AM  
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2014-07-04 09:14:27 AM  
So now anytime Fark has an uplifting story it posts that would make you cry, the headline should asks Why is a haboob blowing through here?
 
2014-07-04 09:14:56 AM  
Ha'penny = half penny

Haboob = ?

media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com
 
2014-07-04 09:16:13 AM  
Air filters in a heat pump system stay perfectly clean during a dust storm, they're part of the air loop enclosed by the dwelling.  Swamp cooler pads, OTOH, get filthy.  Clean a swamp cooler at the end of the summer for a few years and you'll understand why people buy heat pumps.

I live on the extreme south edge of Phoenix.  We always get the worst of these haboobs, last night was no exception..
 
2014-07-04 09:24:01 AM  

ransack.: cheap_thoughts: Skr: I remember seeing a video of a tumble weed storm overtaking some houses. Was pretty cool to watch, though shoveling out tumble weeds seems tedious at best. They sell online for a pretty penny though. Can't imagine what the AC filters look like after a dust storm for the houses.

Well I'd like to meet the tard who had a mind to get installed an AC unit in their house in the desert. Most homes should have swamp coolers in the desert. No filters needed.

One of these days I'm going to look up "swamp cooler" on Wikipedia because I've never hears of those except from people on Fark.

It sounds like something from Alabama or Louisiana but I think it's actually from Arizona or New Mexico.

I'm a Hoosier, so I have real air conditioners in my house and Chevy Silverado.


Useless in Arizona. My neighbor says it is the biggest waste of money his wife has had.
 
2014-07-04 09:25:57 AM  
The media have to come up with a way to make it sound like it's completely unprecedented. Because they've got to find a way to attach this to the global warming agenda, and they have. It's called the "Haboob" The dreaded Haboob.
 
2014-07-04 09:28:56 AM  

Parthenogenetic: Ha'penny = half penny

Haboob = ?


Helloooooooo nurse!
 
2014-07-04 09:32:12 AM  

skinink: So now anytime Fark has an uplifting story it posts that would make you cry, the headline should asks Why is a haboob blowing through here?


We should, it would drive up posts as everyone argues about the meaning of the word, makes fun of the way it sounds, and posts boobs for no reason.

Parthenogenetic: Ha'penny = half penny
Haboob = ?
[media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 500x642]


Hey, nice boob job. Ferchrissake, even I can spot those overblown things.
 
2014-07-04 09:35:55 AM  

Parthenogenetic: Ha'penny = half penny

Haboob = ?


Subliminal nipple shower curtain
 
2014-07-04 09:47:51 AM  

azmarine: ransack.: cheap_thoughts: Skr: I remember seeing a video of a tumble weed storm overtaking some houses. Was pretty cool to watch, though shoveling out tumble weeds seems tedious at best. They sell online for a pretty penny though. Can't imagine what the AC filters look like after a dust storm for the houses.

Well I'd like to meet the tard who had a mind to get installed an AC unit in their house in the desert. Most homes should have swamp coolers in the desert. No filters needed.

One of these days I'm going to look up "swamp cooler" on Wikipedia because I've never hears of those except from people on Fark.

It sounds like something from Alabama or Louisiana but I think it's actually from Arizona or New Mexico.

I'm a Hoosier, so I have real air conditioners in my house and Chevy Silverado.

Useless in Arizona. My neighbor says it is the biggest waste of money his wife has had.


They must be useless in Indiana too because like I said, I only heard of them on Fark and nobody here has them.

In Indiana you just open your windows and put fans everywhere and if you're lucky you have window air conditioner units in a couple of rooms which are then sealed off with flannel sheets nailed into the doorframe, and the whole family abandons shame and sleeps together in minimal clothing draped in awkward positions about the loving room, near the brink of death and concerned only with getting a tiny slice of cool breeze.

That ended when I moved out of my parents house though. My parents used to be poor but they aren't anymore but they live like they are.

I have central air now. It's awesome and I'll never take it for granted.

I used to have to shower before and after sleeping. Indiana is a very place.
 
2014-07-04 09:48:38 AM  
Living room not loving room
 
2014-07-04 09:53:16 AM  
CHOAM should do something about this.
 
2014-07-04 10:00:05 AM  

ransack.: azmarine: ransack.: cheap_thoughts: Skr: I remember seeing a video of a tumble weed storm overtaking some houses. Was pretty cool to watch, though shoveling out tumble weeds seems tedious at best. They sell online for a pretty penny though. Can't imagine what the AC filters look like after a dust storm for the houses.

Well I'd like to meet the tard who had a mind to get installed an AC unit in their house in the desert. Most homes should have swamp coolers in the desert. No filters needed.

One of these days I'm going to look up "swamp cooler" on Wikipedia because I've never hears of those except from people on Fark.

It sounds like something from Alabama or Louisiana but I think it's actually from Arizona or New Mexico.

I'm a Hoosier, so I have real air conditioners in my house and Chevy Silverado.

Useless in Arizona. My neighbor says it is the biggest waste of money his wife has had.

They must be useless in Indiana too because like I said, I only heard of them on Fark and nobody here has them.

In Indiana you just open your windows and put fans everywhere and if you're lucky you have window air conditioner units in a couple of rooms which are then sealed off with flannel sheets nailed into the doorframe, and the whole family abandons shame and sleeps together in minimal clothing draped in awkward positions about the loving room, near the brink of death and concerned only with getting a tiny slice of cool breeze.

That ended when I moved out of my parents house though. My parents used to be poor but they aren't anymore but they live like they are.

I have central air now. It's awesome and I'll never take it for granted.

I used to have to shower before and after sleeping. Indiana is a very place.


I was born in Indiana, but raised in Chicago. Never heard of them until I moved to Arizona. I have heard they are very useful in the south.
Here we just plan for a high energy bill in the summer.
 
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